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Athletic Davis Seeks Power Forward Spot

Mike Davis (Holly Birch)

The Fighting Illini basketball team will be young at the power forward spot this year, but there is talent and experience available. One of those in the mix for the starting job is Mike Davis, the 6'-9" sophomore with the excellent leaping ability and feathery touch. He is only strength and consistency away from being a top asset for the team.

A graduate of T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, Mike Davis now has a year under his belt, and that should make a big difference. Making a last-second decision to attend Illinois rather than a prep school set him back last year as he was behind his fellow freshmen. Davis never really caught on to the intricacies of the motion offense last year. Defense and rebounding weren't...

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